Coat, Service, Air Transport Command, United States Army Air Forces

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Air Transport Command Uniform

Most of the airliners drafted for the war effort were placed under the control of the Air Transport Command (ATC), which was formed in June 1942. The ATC functioned as an enormous international airline, combining the efforts of the Ferry Command, which moved combat aircraft around the world, and the Air Service Command, which moved cargo and personnel.

The ATC was organized by Gen. Robin Olds and later Gen. Harold George. They benefited immensely from the experience of Maj. Gen. C. R. Smith of American Airlines, who served as executive officer, and hundreds of other former airline employees.

Gift of Vergil W. Vaughan

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Donated by Vergil W. Vaughan

Materials

Overall: Khaki Cotton

Dimensions

  • Clothing (On Mannequin): 80 × 46 × 19cm (31 1/2 × 18 1/8 × 7 1/2 in.)
  • 3-D (Badge): 9 × 1 × 2.7cm (3 9/16 × 3/8 × 1 1/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Khaki cloth with 4 pockets open collar; A.T.C. buttons and Captain rank. Coat is aaf summer pattern w/pilotbadge.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Uniforms: Military

Inventory Number

A19830277000